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Overview

The School of Arts and Humanities is for students who want to pursue their true passion – or simply find it.

We‘re one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities.

We’re also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy.

Our courses are delivered at our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, with Arts and Social Work also available at our South West Campus in Bunbury.

Our approach to teaching is one that maximises a student’s employability through acquiring hands-on skills and experiencing professional placements, complemented by a solid theoretical background.

Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries.

Courses

The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Research and creative activity

We are dedicated to providing quality research that encourages interaction with the wider community and contributes to benefiting our society. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

Our research centres and groups include;

  • Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
  • Global Issues Practice Centre
  • Lifespan Resilience Research Group
  • Psychopathology Research Group
  • Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change
  • Social Program Innovation Research and Evaluation

News & events

PhD candidate and South West Arts program student Nicole Sinclair to launch debut novel: Bloodlines.

Bloodlines: Book Launch

PhD candidate and South West Arts program student Nicole Sinclair to launch debut novel: Bloodlines.

School of Arts and Humanities lecturer Rochelle Matacz has been selected as a Fellow for the ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Class

Infant Mental Health at ECU makes further international headways

Rochelle Matacz, Clinical Psychologist and lecturer specialising in Infant Mental Health at ECU, has been selected as a Fellow for the 2016-18 ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Class.

Making the Makestra at Spectrum Project Space

No experience necessary for ensemble that embraces DIY ethos

The public is invited to join ECU artists in creating music using unconventional instruments, including a playable plant, a water-filled subwoofer and 3D printed flutes.

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